Ants are small, common insects that can be found in various places in a home or commercial property. Because of their tiny size and persistence, it is easy for ants to enter buildings through the smallest of openings in search of water or food.
What attracts ants?
- Sources of food- specifically sugary foods, starches and meats
- Water and other liquids
- Other insects
What are signs of an ant problem?
- Continual ants that keep coming back
- Ant colonies
What potential damage can ants cause?
Because ants leave trails of pheromones when they walk, they signal more ants to follow; thus increasing the pest problem. They can create colonies in the hundreds of thousands and cause a nuisance.
What precautions can be taken to prevent ants?
- Make sure all doorways and windows are properly sealed
- Fix any water leaks and minimize the amount of moisture filled areas
- Store food in air tight containers and don't leave crumbs on the floor
- Vacuum regularly
- Keep outdoor eating areas free from food debris
How are ants best controlled?
Many people try to control ant problems by spraying the ants they can see. This may be a temporary fix, but often times will result in the ants returning soon after. Let the professionals at ARD Pest Control identify any colonies on your property and help you to determine the best course of action to rid you of this pest.
Our staff at ARD is experienced in ant and pest control and can tailor a solution that best fits the needs of your house or property. We will customize a plan to eliminate any ants and colonies as well as help you determine ways to prevent future colonization. We will work to identify the types of ants and find solutions to help your property become pest free. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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